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#1 2010-06-09 06:32:50

Dixon Wragg
Eggcornista
From: Santa Rosa, California
Registered: 2008-07-04
Posts: 636

"skinned the surface" for "skimmed the surface"

I don’t recall having encountered this one before, but lo and behold, “skin” for “skim” is already on this site’s eggcorn list. Anyway, for those who haven’t seen this one before, here’s the example I stumbled upon today: “I have too much to do and have only barely skinned the surface…” (from an email chat-list).

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#2 2010-12-24 23:08:59

kem
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From: Victoria, BC
Registered: 2007-08-28
Posts: 2127

Re: "skinned the surface" for "skimmed the surface"

This is the same transformation as the one listed in our database (http://eggcorns.lascribe.net/english/391/skin/), I would say.

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#3 2010-12-26 20:07:48

Dixon Wragg
Eggcornista
From: Santa Rosa, California
Registered: 2008-07-04
Posts: 636

Re: "skinned the surface" for "skimmed the surface"

kem wrote:

This is the same transformation as the one listed in our database (http://eggcorns.lascribe.net/english/391/skin/), I would say.

Yeah, except for part of speech—verb in my example, adjective in the examples at the link you provided.

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